Train Crash In Enfield Injures two!
A train crash had occurred this morning at Enfield Station, which is in the north of London. It happened at around 8:15 am on 12/10/21 where the train hit the barriers of the station. The train was lifted at an angle over the tracks, luckily stopping before hitting the station building, and did not break through the window.
Luckily this incident had no major fatalities, two people were injured from the crash. They were treated on scene for their minor injuries and nobody had to go to the hospital as there were no major issues. The London Fire Brigade helped evacuate the 50 passengers on board the crashed train.
A train derailed after hitting buffers - London Fire Brigade
Due to the crash, London Overground services are suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green and National Rail says that the route is not likely to resume for the rest of the day. The route will still be running from London Liverpool Street Station to Edmonton Green Station and will be terminating at a diversion station which is Cheshunt.
TfL Train inches away from station window - London Fire Brigade.
The London Fire Brigade was called to the scene at 08:27, as well as the London Ambulance Service who arrived within minutes of the call. They helped with the evacuation and treat any injuries. They remained on scene and are now looking at how to make the scene save with a recovery operation.
A witness to the event had written "Train crashed through the barrier at Enfield Town Station this morning. Just managed to stop short of platform. Emergency services out in force."
The damage to the train isn't too major but could have been worse if it did get through the window and into the station. The driver wasn't badly injured in the accident.